“Sculpture on a Grand Scale: the Life and Work of Jack Christiansen"
Sponsored by Peikko USA
Hotel Monaco 1101 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101. Click here for directions.
Early Bird Members - $40*
Non-Members, & Guests - $50*
Early Bird YMG - $30*
Students - $15
*Early bird rate ends October 18, 2019. YMG rate applies to Engineers under 35 for both members and non-members.
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5:00 - 6:00 pm Registration/Networking
5:15 - 6:00 pm Tech Talk presented by Peikko USA
6:00 - 6:30 pm Dinner
6:50 - 7:00 pm Welcome/Announcements
7:00 - 8:15 pm Program
Presented by Peikko - A New Generation of Noncombustible Composite Slim Floor Structure
This revolutionary new system allows designers to leverage the benefits of both Steel and concrete to offer a completely exposed structure requiring no fireproofing while providing an up to 4-hour fire rating, substantial reduced depth of floor assemblies and minimum onsite installation labor. This presentation will include an overview of the Peikko system that allows the use of multiple slab options, such as hollowcore, long span metal deck and CLT. ICC Approved - ESR-4341
Speaker: Mo Paz
Mo was born and raised in Yakima, WA and is fluent in English, Spanish and American sign language. He has a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry for over 20 years and is an expert in the field of innovative building solutions. Mo has spent his career providing solutions to developers, architects and structural engineers by delivering cost-effective alternative approaches to projects with expedited schedules and unique requirements.
Jack" Christiansen (1927-2017) was an innovative structural engineer, and significant contributor to the modernist architecture and engineering of the Pacific Northwest. His work in thin shell concrete reached news levels of material efficiency, long span capability and architectural expression, vaulting him into the pantheon of global shell designers like Felix Candela and Heinz Isler. Inspired by Northwest topography and drawn to the region’s mountains and natural landscapes, Christiansen employed hyperbolic paraboloid forms, barrel-vaulted structures, and efficient modular construction to echo and complement the forms he loved in nature. Christiansen designed more than a hundred projects in the region: public schools and gymnasiums, sculptural church spaces, many of the Seattle Center’s 1962 World’s Fair buildings, and most notably, the iconic Seattle Kingdome.
Tyler S. Sprague, PE., Ph.D., LEED AP
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tyler S. Sprague is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Washington, with an adjunct appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He is the author of Sculpture on a Grand Scale: Jack Christiansen’s Thin Shell Modernism, published in 2019 by the University of Washington Press.